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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
will be former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun violence and deeply moved by the massacre in connecticut. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> giffords will be joined by her husband, former astronaut mark kelly. together they've launched a campaign against gun violence. also testifying the nra's wayne lapierre. the nra reached out to its members urging them to attend this senate committee hearing. in an e-mail and online in a posting the gun lobby group says "you can bet the anti-gunners will be trying to mobilize their supporters to pack the hearing room and we need to make sure that the room is filled with second amendment supporters!" dana bash is on capitol hill this morning and finding out all sorts of stuff this morning for example there was a move to bring guns into the senate committee hearing, is that going to happen? >> reporter: it's not and it was a move by two of the republican senators on the committee, two of the chief supports of gun rights, lindsey graham and ted cruz. i'm told by a spokesman for
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am EST
wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffor giffords. there was a buyback that appeared to be a rocket lawn cher. all of this seven weeks after the newtown massacre and as the president and members of congress lay out their proposal for gun control. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. this could be quite a rumble here on capitol hill. you have wayne lapierre head of the nra, gabby gifford's husband strong advocate and some of the strongest senators we've got all talking about one of the most devicive issues we face. emotions cou run high today when the husband of former congresswoman gabriel le giffords joins wayne lapierre. patrick lay hee called the hearing in response to the newton shooting where 20 children and six adults were killed. but lapierre doesn't believe the shooting should lead to new gun control laws. he plans to tell the committee law and gun owners will not september the senator dianne feinstein gets her turn to question lapierre at today's hearing. feinstein has been an outspoken critic of the nra. tuesday she told report
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords tells members of congress to take action on limiting gun violence while family members of sandy hook victims talk. >> together we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tide. >>> and a hostage crisis unfolds in alabama where a gunman has held a 5-year-old boy captive in an underground bunker for more than a day. >>> and he faces his capitol hill critics. former republican senator chuck hagel begins what could be a tough road to confirmation. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 31st, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, folks in the southeast are assessing the damage this morning after dangerous tornado producing storm system demolished homes and killed at least two people. the giant twister tore through the town in georgia about 60 miles northwest of atlanta. one man was killed when a tree crashed through his mobile home. the storm tossed trucks around the interstate like match sticks. >> i cracked the door and it didn't give me time. when it got inside it tossed me into the
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
bomb factory of the rebels. she struggles to get the words ut but gabrielle giffords' message was crystal clear -- the time for gun-control is now. she made her appeal to a u.s. senate committee considering tighter gun laws. she spoke two years after she suffered a shot in the head in arizona. news came in of another shooting in phoenix. >> another day, another mass shooting. this one in phoenix. three were injured, one quickly. the politicians were hearing evidence about plans for new gun controls. president obama has a powerful new ally, a politician, a survivor. allies, but her awkward steps show not fully recovered from the bullet that passed through her brain. her husband leading the way. for the former congresswoman, her gift of speech are a distant memory. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. of violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. we must do something. >> her life changed forever in this arizona car blocked. she was shot at point-blank range by young men armed with a semiotic pistol with a 32 round clip. the
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm EST
courageous. americans are counting on you. >> pelley: we'll hear from gabrielle giffords and the nra. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. michelle miller has one mother's story from newtown. a massive storm system is moving across the country tonight. what's coming next from meteorologist david bernard. the economy suddenly stops growing. anthony mason looks at the surprising new numbers and with the super bowl coming this weekend, jim axelrod in new orleans, where the city's chefs have served up an economic recovery. >> reporter: the population shrunk, and yet the number of the restaurants went up? >> yeah, it's a miracle, isn't it? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the senate judiciary committee had assembled for the first congressional gun control hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark kelly. it was two years ago this month that giffords was shot through the head during a meeting in tu
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
45 miles per hour in germantown. the weather tonight according to the futurecast, the concentrated rain with the highest wind potential will be around 11:00, clearing out overnight. it will be breezy and chilly tomorrow and we will get back on track for winter, but temperatures near 70 in many areas. >> new at 5:00, as we watch our local weather situation right now, this system caused serious problems to the south. this dramatic video is right outside of the atlanta. you can see a tornado touching down there. we are getting a first look at the damage this powerful system left behind. >> that storm, those dramatic pictures about an hour outside of atlanta, passing right over freeway at one point. a local report says a large tree on meshed, killing a man who had saw shelter inside. -- a large tree fell on eight shed. -- on a shed. but there are reports of people trapped in the debris and at least one death. >> these trucks and cars flying over the truck. it was unbelievable. >> tornado sirens sounded warning residents to find cover fast. >> i was worried about everybody else, my family. >> the same system hit this factory. the deadly funnel cloud was part of a massive storm system pounding the southeast. power is out for tens of thousands after a confirmed a tornado touched down. from the air you can see the damage, homes and businesses ripped apart in memphis. she was not letting go of our grandson. -- her grandson. storm cleanup is underway in alabama. elsewhere in the state, strong winds tore down this church steeple. >> the good thing is no one was injured. >> it is no in nebraska and iowa. omaha is digging out from up to 5 inches. in pennsylvania, there are wind gusts strong enough to blow over a state police helicopter. parts of new york, dense fog. >> just incredible stuff there. closer to home, the severe weather in the second half of the day of wild weather. we continue our team coverage. >> the rain is the starting to fall in northwest washington. in this neighborhood of bloomingdale, you can see we have a truckload of sandbags. they want to get them in place before the heaviest rain hit. >> with a monster storm heading our way some brace for a winter deluge of rain. piling sandbags in front of this cafe. >> i hope we will be okay. >> an advanced glass of warm air, and in just hours we went from a stinging cold to sweating it >> it was so cold last week with the snow and everything. >> some expressed fear the extreme temperature change would mean went through weather. >> between the brief time between bitter cold and pounding storms it is beyond nice. extravagant. >> most are aware the warm-up is temporary. it is still january, and it is a long haul until spring. >> i think it is going to storm, so i am anticipating that this will be short-lived. >> in northwest d.c., is actually bombingbalmy, but there are some dark clouds moving our way. this stack of sandbags was a lot higher an hour ago. people stopping by and picking them up, taking them home to line their homes before the water if it comes. >> you can download are storm watch weather at on your iphone or android bone. >> -- our android phone. >> three people were shot today at an office complex. one is in critical condition. they are looking for a suspect. they say it is a white man in his 60s. return to the latest development in a showdown over gun rights in this country. just hours ago former that she would like to seek common sense gun-control laws. >> more on the testimony and the reaction to it. >> she is still struggling with the brain damage he suffered in the shooting in arizona but today gaby giffords, along with her husband, captain martelly, said it is time for common-sense gun control. >> we must do something. >> gabrielle giffords says it is hard to talk but today she is speaking out telling congress to many children have been killed by gunfire. >> it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. >> today endeavour was just one of hundreds in the packed hearing room. this mother of three is talking to be heard and read the group 1 million moms were bombed control, hopes others will be heard -- 1 million moms for gun control. carrying a picture of her son she recalls the day in 2003 when the young new york city councilman was gunned down inside city hall by political rival. >> she should have all these things in place. >> a spokeswoman for the independent women's forum insist the new laws will not stop criminals only law-abiding americans. >> guns meg whitman saber. over 90% of violent crimes occur without a firearm, which make guns and a great equalizer for women. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> there are definitely passions on both sides of the issue. one place on the million moms facebook page said if you are anti-gun, don't bother crying for help when you are raped or murdered. in the six weeks since it form, and has almost $60,000 on facebook. -- 60,000 followers on facebook. >> a conviction of former police officer daniel harmon-wright may be thrown out after several jurors admitted to looking at a dictionary before the trial and before rendering their verdict. jeff will have a live report on that story coming up at 5:30. >> officials were in hot water tonight after was revealed that waited to warn the public about a meningitis outbreak. they waited nearly a week before alerting area residents. in the meantime there have been 25 cases of meningitis reported including two deaths. >> we turn to our special coverage of super bowl xlvii. tonight we have a closer look at the recovery in new orleans 7.5 years after hurricane katrina. brad bell is live outside the superdome. >> the super dome itself is one of the real symbols of the heartache of katrina. people took refuge here in the note was badly damaged. it has been completely refurbished. that is the message for people who love this town. they say new orleans is really starting to boom. on august 31, 2005, 80% of new orleans was underwater. as the best 15 feet. this late the neighborhood was among the hardest hit. -- lakeview neighborhood was among the hardest hit. abc 7 was there as he and other homeowners were allowed back in for the first time. it was a chaotic scene. people went looking for missing relatives or just to see the damage done. >> it was a surreal feeling paddling through these neighborhoods. it was like that for miles in all directions. seven years later, i remember shooting that vignette of very well. i was right here. it was up there at the corner of this house where i was pulling myself along by the gutters. his home, like all the others, was ruined, but he vowed to rebuild. >> i think we stayed in a fema trailer for 18 months. >> there are still many lots but after years of delays construction is booming. >> we really believe that new orleans is back, and it is back stronger than ever. >> dennis says he hopes everyone notices the new vitality. >> we hear that from a lot of people. they want people to come down and spend their money. we will look at a different part of town, the lower ninth ward. things there are moving a little more slowly. brad bell, abc 7 news. >> those pictures are very welcome sight. baltimore is leading purple right now. >> we will show you how they are gearing up for sunday. 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neighbor during a property dispute. a horrific accidents on the beltway this morning. a firefighter was critically injured. seven people were hurt in this accident including a tractor- trailer, another vehicle involved. jennifer donilon is live in baltimore with the efforts of doctors, and who might be involved here. >> after it least nine hours of delicate and intricate surgery to reattach his arm after it was severed from his elbow down in an early morning accident on the beltway. >> the tendons the veins arteries the nerve. but the head of the hand institute and his team ready and waiting for emmons after they got word he was on his way. dr. higgins was one of 15 surgeons to perform the first double hand transplant on an iraqi vet. we brought you that story yesterday. >> is a community, and all of us know the feeling of going on a call at 3 in the morning and then something happens. >> late this afternoon, princess -- and george's county police released their findings on the accident that had the beltway shut down for hours. a fire engine was responding to an accident call. police say the engine collided with a semi tractor trailer. the two trucks slid into the median and hit an suv. all seven people were hurt including a firefighter but emmons arms were cut off. so far the surgery was a success according to the doctors, but the coming days are critical. >> we are in a very watchful estate. >> there was great relief on behalf of the family of the firefighters as they stepped outside for a break. one member told me he is alive and he has both of his arms. the family had just celebrated his promotion to lieutenant when they were called here. as the surgeon engine, he said the next 72 hours will be critical. -- as the surgeon said. >> that is reminiscent of the story we just saw yesterday down in baltimore. >> we have an active weather evening ahead of us. >> 10:00, 11:00 tonight when we see the chances for the heaviest rain and the highest wind and the biggest concerns. it will be several hours before that happens. we want to start this evening with one of our weather cameras in frederick. we. our weather cameras to the sky for a reason. take a look at what we captured this evening. the leading edge of some very heavy rain pushes quickly into the frederick area. all of a sudden we get the rain , gusty winds, and that will be replayed over and over again as a strong cold front moves in our direction for the evening hours. the doppler radar systems show the leading edge of rain the highlighted in yellow with looks beckel the bread. that is the heavy downpours right now. -- with the law it'll speckles -- the little speckles of rain. we are under a winded by three. picking up a good rainfall amount already with heavier rains farther to the southwest still to come through the region later this evening. we have a severe thunderstorm warning that stretches back through western north carolina, western south carolina, and then heavy rain follows that. we have a lot of rain coming and then possible flooding. that is why we are under a flash flood watch as well. in effect over southwest virginia. the yellow areas a tornado watch all the way to the florida border. a lot of active weather pushing in our general direction ahead of this very strong cold front. as far as last flood watches, we have those active now no active warnings. no wind warnings yet. this is what the temperature map looks like, kind of crazy. still seven degrees in manassas and fredericksburg and 62 -- 60 degrees in the district. the rain is pushing up to the northeast and later tonight we will have a gusty winds and the heaviest rain moving through the area. the computer model simulates the weather conditions and look at the evening hours 8:00, 9:00 is when we anticipate the heaviest rain will come through the region and then we will get back on track for more of a wintry weather pattern. tomorrow, partly cloudy in the upper '40's, a chance for snow showers friday morning and windy and cold again on saturday. then we will settle down to the 40's with part a cloudy skies. >> a major traffic alert for anyone travelling in and out of the district to work. controversy surrounds the ravens. what is your leader said she has been banned from participating in super bowl sunday. >> a super week here in baltimore as we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >> the sunday super bowl in new orleans is a trip 12 years in the making for baltimore fans. >> the excitement stretches far beyond the confines of the ravens home, m&t bank stadium. the city is ready for super bowl sunday. >> we are in the heart of ravens country. everywhere we went around town today, we found people like the folks here at this restaurant putting up declarations -- decorations, turning to the town purple with pride. >> i made a hoodie and a hairband. kind of crazy, i guess. >> baltimore has gotten caught up in a purple haze. but we are going to win sunday. >> in fells point, they are helping spread the purple fever with super bowl shirts. >> let's just hope we win the game, we can sell more. >> we are ravens proud around here. >> people redecorating the town for what they believe will be a sunday super bowl victory celebration. >> baltimore is purple. >> at the canton pub, they are preparing for a big super bowl party. they love their ravens here, the team that brought the city together. >> we love football around here. everybody loves the ravens. >> the really, really do love their ravens here and are looking for a big win on sunday at a huge party after the super bowl. >> meanwhile, tonight there is one team veteran who will not get to suit up for the super bowl. courtney has been a ravens cheerleader for five years now but did not receive an invitation to the big game. she said it is in retaliation for announcing that she plans to retire. the team said it can only take about half the squad, and she did not make the cut. fans have started an on-line petition on her behalf. >> an unexpected turn of events in the trial of daniel harmon- wright in culpeper. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, otorm watch tonight, we are drive at the moment but bracing for some heavy storms. >> doug hill joins us with an update on the storm track for us tonight. >> the leading edge of some the rain is just to the west of us. a/blood watch is in effect and wind advisories, but again, this is just the leading edge -- a flash flood watch is in effect. this is what was in play out west of town. very dark and rain blowing through, a lot more of that tonight. montgomery county had over an inch and over an inch in leesburg, too. later tonight we will progress for this line of heavy weather pushing to the northeast with torrential downpours and high wind. a lot more is coming up in just a couple of minutes. technet return to a developing story in prince george's county where the conviction of a former police officer could be thrown out, just 24 hours after a jury convicted him. daniel harmon-wright was found guilty on three counts in the shooting death of patricia ". jeff is live now with predicate stand right now. >> a strange turn in the story today. it is now in hands of a judge. we learned early this morning about possible issues of jury misconduct. daniel harmon-wright was convicted of manslaughter killing last year a patricia cook, but not murder. the defense is calling for a mistrial. with his head hung low, his hands and feet shackled, daniel harmon-wright is brought into court for what is supposed to be a sentencing hearing. instead, it was the jurors under oath it -- after it was discovered that two dictionaries and one thus far us were brought into the court during deliberations. one juror testified, we understood the definition better after reading the dictionary. it was more straightforward. the prosecutor asked after getting a clearer definition of the word malice, did you reach a resolution in favor of the defendant? he responded yes. >> i will decline comment because there are still ongoing issues. >> the jury foreman testified she brought the materials into the room after asking if it was ok. sheriff scott jenkins told us nothing was done wrong. >> the judge gave specific instructions not to bring in outside resources in. >> the prosecutor argued in court today that the verdict should stand because all the jurors essentially came to a unanimous decision. he said there is no question of my client did not receive a fair trial. the judge will rule on friday morning on how to proceed with the case. >> let us know what happens. time for a look at today's other top stories. seven people were injured including four firefighters after serious morning crash on the beltway. doctors reattach the arm of one of the firefighters. involve a tractor-trailer and suv. three vehicles overturned. the cleanup took hours, stretching well into the morning commute. >> one of the nation's most prominent on violence victims gabrielle giffords congress --, -- congresswoman spoke today on gun-control. >> severe storms have led to heavy damage outside atlanta. this is video of a funnel cloud that was captured about 60 miles northwest of atlanta. >> a major road closure starting tomorrow morning. it includes the eighth street se on ramp to 695 and the ninth st. se rent. that area will be closed for at least a year and half. the tours are already in place. -- the doors are already in place. -- detours are already in place. >> a crash in less center lane for yourself past the prince william parkway heading toward the triangle. heading toward the 27 leesburg, underlain seeing slowed traffic through montgomery county. the earlier accident on the inner loop, travel lanes are now open just after 4:00 this afternoon. railroad dates are down. you want to head over towards nicholson lane and that will get your around the scene. georgia avenue southbound, there is an emergency water main worked and only the left lane is getting by. >> a medical first saves the life of a local woman. >> the battle to make sure our kids get a proper education is the mission of an important group in our region. >> a new first for safety in the district of columbia. some times the big plan doesn't work. and the perfect life turns out to be not so perfect. so you start fresh. new city. new job. new bank. there's a lot to figure out. so, i switched to suntrust. they moved everything for me. direct deposit, even my online bill pay... and sudden, everything else just fell into place. switching to suntrust has never been easier. nonow, our dedicated team will do all the work for you. suntrust. how can we help you shine today? >> the district of columbia has the second lowest graduation rate in the country. one local program is focused on making sure people not only graduate from high school but also attend college. when you step inside this incubator, it is obvious the students are engaged in what they are doing. it turns out they are not just working on homework. >> we have can be land -- candyland. >> is a four-year program for at risk high school students. >> a young person's idea is the most powerful vehicle to get them connected to school and secondary education. >> selected students launch their own companies in their sophomore and junior years. the students get funding by eight asking venture capitalist to become investors and the promised returns. >> it helps me be a better person and manage money. >> the focus is ultimately on higher education. >> they want to push you to be the best you can. >> staff and volunteers take the students out on college visits and help with college applications. every student the sure applied to college and half of them have received their acceptance. >> i am really happy. >> that is what it is all about. it is only available to students attending the three designated schools this year but there'll be two more schools next fall. >> an apparent revelation in the manti te'o girlfriend hoax case. the comments rihanna is making about her choice to get back together with her ex. there are over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee that have earn the "keurig brewed" seal of approval. the keurig brewed seal is our commitment that the coffee inside wiwill deliver a delicious cup of coffee every time. keurig brewed -- look for the only mark of genuine krig quality. 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MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 10:00pm EST
. >> gabrielle giffords, at the senate judiciary hearing. >> giffords made a plea for action. >> the bold, the courageous americans are counting on you. >> behind every victim lays a matrix of failure. >> mark kelly, husband of gabrielle giffords. >> rights demand responsibility. first, fix gun background checks. >> it is not a serious solution for reducing crime. >> the nra is clearly, dramatically out of step. >> lapierre dismissed background checks. >> background checks will never be universal. >> you will never get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> because criminals will never submit to them. >> they will not go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. >> you missed the point completely. and i think it is basic. >> senator, i think you -- >> let there be order. >> i think you're missing it. >> let there be more. >> if chairman patrick leahy pressed lapierre. >> if you're a dealer, that is already the law. >> please, mr. lapierre, i'm not trying to play games here, but if you could just answer the question. >> rights demand responsibility. la
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
, former congresswoman gabriel giffords who was shot in the head last year. on the other side, wayne lapierre, the head of the national rifle association. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabriel giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: giffords was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011, and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> when i bought firearms in vermont, i go through the background check. i would expect everybody else to. >> reporter: nra executive vice president wayne lapierre is representing the powerful gun lobby at the hearing. >> let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capit
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
herself and today, former representative gabrielle giffords returned to washington to speak on the subject. hearher plea for tougher gun laws that tornado watch we had earlier has been discontinued but we have this flooding. we'll have the details coming up. >> no one under the age of 50 whatever gettings shingles -- gets shingles right? not so fast. the changing age of if face of patients with shingles when we come back. . >> the latest out of a small alabama town following a stand off for more than 24 hours. thecommunity has turned to prayer in hopes there won't be anymore bloodshed. yesterday a man shot and killed a bus driver and kidnapped a six year old hostage. good morn lg maryland will have the -- will have the latest on this story. >> and a man hunt is under way for the man that opened fire in a phoenix office cleks. thepolice say the suspect opened fire at the end of a mediation session. they're calling him armed and dangerous. >> you know the irony is, that attack came the same day that former arizona representative gabrielle giffords walked into the room and pressed law
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
the book. it's still unclear whether former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend but we understand from blumenthal that a surprise guest will appear. he's not identifying who that is. >> that should be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another high-profile issue for congress and the administration is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time to fix the immigration system. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a criminal background check, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
gabrielle giffords and the n.r.a. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. michelle miller has one mother's story from newtown. a massive storm system is moving across the country tonight. what's coming next from meteorologist david bernard. weekend, jim axelrod in new orleans, where the city's chefs have served up an economic recovery. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the senate judiciary committee had assembled for the first congressional gun control hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am PST
capitol hill. a senate committee hears testimony from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot in the head in 2011. she struggled with speech because of lingering effects of the shooting. she's determined to speak out. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> you see giffords husband there at her side. former astronaut mark kelly also testified as well. these two encouraging, inspiring. they have launched americans for responsible solutions. that's a push for gun control. a senate panel is hearing from opponents of more gun control laws. executive vice president of the nra said the focus should be on making schools more secure, more aggressive. prosecution of gun criminals and fixing the country's mental health system. wayne la pierr
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
weapons and high clip magazines in their first meeting. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords kicked off the discussion with an emotional plea while the nra pushed back against any new gun laws. danielle nottingham reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords had some difficulty getting the words out, but her message to lawmakers was clear. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: giffords came to happy hill with her husband -- capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly. a ban on large capacity magazines he said may have injured the gunman from taking his wife's life when he took six drives. >> when he tried to reload, he dropped the magazine and a woman grabbed it and it gave bystanders a time to tackle him. >> reporter: republican lindsay lindsey graham offered a counter example of a woman running out of bullets defending herself. some democratic senators have introduced legislation to ban high capacity magazines and assault style weapons, expanding background checks also up for debate. >> my problem with background checks i
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm EST
gabrielle giffords returned to capitol hill today with her emotional plea to end gun violence. >>> hundreds of motorcycles stopped traffic today so a biker can pop the question right in the middle of a highway. >>> but we begin with a weather alert. a wicked line of storms with a dangerous history is moving into our area. >>> good afternoon i'm pat lawsing muse. >> and i'm jim handly. the storms have already proved deadly and destructiv take a look at this video of massive damage. >> this is part of a storm system that spawned nearly 500 severe weather reports over the past 24 hours, including 14 possible tornadoes. right now, the same sim is headed our way. storm team 4 has been tracking it for days, our team coverage begins with meteorologist veronica johnson. what's the time line? >> the next six to seven more hours. we have quite a ways to go. you can see on radar, there's the storms down south, part of the same weather system headed even. we're on the leading edge of some of those heavy rains and the high winds too. you can see around columbia, gaithersburg, through montg
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
agree on that. >> bill: on the street. not going to change. now, gabriel giffords, the former congresswoman from arizona who was shot, terrible, everybody feels bad for her. she testified on the hill today. as i said, cammeron and rosen got some inside stuff on that. that was a very emotional moment ms. obershane. >> right. >> bill: she is appealing for much tighter gun laws and you say to her? >> right. well, well i say to her that it's a tragedy what happened to her. just as what happened in new town is. and that has to be acknowledged. what is great about the "new york times" article today is that they broke through sort of the swirl of emotion and actually pointed out the fact that these oppressive gun laws are not working, in part, not just because guns are available elsewhere but because criminals do not buy guns from licensed gun owners. they are not just going across the border to buy guns. they buy guns from other criminals. they don't care what the gun laws are. >> bill: as long as they get a discount on them. but -- >> -- as long as they can buy them. actually kirst
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am EST
. the pictures alone were dramatic. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords nearly killed by a bullet seated at the same witness table as the nra's wayne lapierre. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> as the rest of the country something must be done to prevent gun violence. the nra and the allies in the republican party are digging in. we'll look at what president obama can and can't accomplish on gun safety at the top of the program. >>> plus does president obama want a deal on illegal immigration? which would be huge on his legacy. or does he want the issue hanging around so republicans get punished at the polls by latino voters. we'll get some answers tonight. >>> and it may be last call for the tea party. consider this. republicans with national ambitions claim they want tome to stop being the stupid party. conservatives are working with democrats on illegal immigration. and fox news parts ways with sarah palin. dana milbank says it's all evidence the tea party is losing steam and he's with us tonight. >>> plus the boy scouts of america are c
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
no shortage of passion from the senate hearings, from gabrielle giffords, and others testifying. where are the solid facts and why are they so hard to come by. we're keeping them honest. also, talking about the strategies in the city. >>> and later, super bowl great, ray lewis, but there is another chapter, a much darker one to the ray lewis story, we'll tell you about it when we continue. [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> welcome back, well, a man holds a child at gunpoint after shooting and killing a school bus driver, the lead story tonight. and another man walks into a phoenix office building, wounding one, killing another. there were other stories, some far worse, how big a role does easy access to firearms play in violent crimes like this? that is the question, and crucially, how do we really know what the true facts are? n
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm PST
down way. you didn't answer my question, kate, i'm very disappointed. gabriel giffords. there she is how are we as americans if she wants stricter gun laws. shouldn't we rally to her cause? >> genuine reforms gradually cut down on gun violence. >> bill: you would say you want the same thick that she wants but you would debate her on how to get there, correct? >> of course we all want less gun violence. we just want reasonable reforms. and enforce what we already have on the books. >> bill: powers, would you just like to tell me one more time how the "new york times" hard news pages differ from their editorial? >> yeah. there is editorial page and they work in a separate area. >> bill: separate? >> they write their editorials. there are reporters and they do not collude with each other. >> bill: don't collude. >> you can prove that they collude? >> bill: you are absolutely right. >> can i say one thing? i completely agree with you on federalizing. i'm about to actually faint actually because i completely agree that's what you should do. >> bill: my solution works. we appreciate it cam
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords testified at a hearing on gun control. ktvu's scott mcfarlen reports. . >> reporter: several hundred people were here today but it was silent at the very start. >> reporter: when gabrielle giffords walked into the room. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: congress is considering new gun laws but there is little consensus, the head of the nra said washington better enforce gun laws already on the books. >> violent felons, gang members and drug dealers with guns and the mentally ill are not being prosecuted and that is unacceptable. >> the democrat senators. >> we can't have a totally armed society. >> reporter: talked about better background checks. gabrielle giffords' husband did too. >> my wife would not be sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: his brother was shot and killed in 2003. he wants to reduce violence but little sign of agreement on how to do so. >> up hill battle. fight, fight, fight. we got to keep pushing forward. >> reporter: ktvu channel 2 news. >
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 4:25am EST
gabrielle giffords coming up after the break.   -- a teen who performed at last week's inauguration is now part of the debate over gun violence.  [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on their faces. 'cause i really love those smiles. we're the harris fami
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
just after the arizona congresswoman gabriel giffords gave a dramatic speech on capitol hill about gun control. in fact her husband mark kelly broke the news of today's gunfire in phoenix to everybody at that hearing. the national rifle association's executive vice president wane lap peer also testified there. we will hear from both sides coming up inside fox report. first though a u.s. senator denies any role in a case involving hookers, a private plane, and a wealthy eye doctor. fbi agents raided that doctor's clinic last night in south florida. sea long-time friend and donor to the democratic senator bob menendez of new jersey. he is the chairman of a powerful foreign relations committee. it's still not clear whether the raid involved the senator but it would not be the first time the two men have been linked. back in november, the conservative web site the daily caller interviewed prostitutes who said the senator paid them for sex in the dominican republic. the article claimed the senator flew to that country on the doctor's private jet. late today the senator's office acknowle
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
congresswoman gabrielle giffords who had trouble speaking after being severely wounded in a shooting two years ago, but she said it was important for her to be there today here at -- today. >> many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard but the time is now. you must act. >> giffords and her husband after not mark kelly cup -- astronaut mark kelly started an organization called americans for responsible solutions. >> in alabama a six-year-old boy is in danger him a being held hostage by a man who already shot and killed a school bus driver. >> swat teams and police have descended upon midland city, alabama, trying to save a child's life and defuse an ongoing hostage situation. a gunman boarded a school bus killing the driver and kidnapping a boy with special needs. >> he said he needed a kid and then he shot the bus driver. the driver's foot was on the gas, and we went back rent -- backward. >> parents scrambled to find their children. >> nobody told me anything. i went to look for my son. >> radar traffic capture the chaos. >> just had a boss tre
KRON
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
dramatic appeal for tougher gun laws from wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. things got heated when wayne lapierre of the national rifle association took the hot seat. >> so you do not support mandatory background checks in all instances? >> we do not because the fact is that it is a failure the way that it is working. >> pam: the nra suggests putting armed guards in every school, something critics say doesn't address the problem of gun violence. some lawmakers want tougher background checks and a crackdown on gun purchases the president's task force against gun violence is going even further. pushing for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and assault-type weapons. a shooting in chicago kills a teenage girl who performed at president obama's inauguration. 15-year-old hadia pendleton was shot in the back. while at a park with friends yesterday. police say, the suspect is another teenager who allegedly started shooting at the group. a search is underway. hadia was a majorette in her school's band, and traveled to washington d-c earlier this month to perform at the presiden
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
, connecticut. gabrielle giffords spoke briefly at today's congressional hearing but what she said carried a powerful message. >> we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. >> as she made her emotional appeal the nra head re lapierre listen then -- listened in. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to that. >> in a fiery rebuttal, her husband mark kelly spoke. >> my wife would not have been sitting in this seat today if we had stronger background checks. >> a teenager who marched during the inaugural parade was shot to death in chicago. >> if we can save even one child's life, we have an obligation to try. combat gun violence, president obama islawmakers to pass legislation that will limit the number of rounds in a magazine clip and require universal background checks for gun purchases. the nra says lawmakers should focus on enforcing current laws. republicans and some rural state democrats agree and it is a challenge for president obama. >> the manslaughter conviction of a former culpeper police officer could be thrown out. yesterd
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
gabrielle giffords taking the stand. >> 58 degrees outside. >> that is a lovely image would weird this late in do you worry. live picture in annapolis along go waterfront. -- that is a lovely image in late january. >> amazingly warm. >> average height is only 44. we are way above that already. this survey morning lots of -- yesterday morning lots of 40's. 55 in winchester. our story during the day is this, a close eye on the cold front and severe line of showers and storms. tornado watches ahead of it. we expect the possibility of wind issues later on tonight. the biggest threat between it o'clock and midnight. the threat hazards on the highways this morning. >> your overhead with news choppers 7 on the baltimore washington parkway. -- we are overhead with news chopper 7. this is southbound baltimore washington parkway. more on that coming up. stay with us. we will have more news, we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >> the
KRON
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
.. former u.s. rep gabrielle giffords will be a surprise witness at today's senate judiciary hearing on how to curb gun violence. gil first, who suffer is of fear head wound and a 2011 shooting that killed six people and wounded 12 others, is not expected to answer a question that today's session. her husband, mark kelly, is already scheduled to appear before the panel. the couple has formed a political action group called americans for responsible solutions, and that promoting gun restrictions. also testifying today will be wayne lapierre, executive vice president of the national rifle association. >> after a one day palls on monday. stocks rallied a get on tuesday. the doubt is moving closer to the $14 and dollar mark. drug maker pfizer, one of the dow's 30 stocks helped with the search with help from a drug maker pfizer, the dollar is moving closer to 14,000. the s&p 500 gained eight points, while the nasdaq fell less than a point. watching research in motion. along a delay of blackberry attend lunches today. is it too little too late? or will this did research in motion back in t
CW
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm CST
. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords makes a personal plea to lawmakers. reaction after a gun shot is fired inside of a western suburban high school as part of a prepared mistral. preparedness i woke up with this horrible rash on my right side. an intense burning sensation like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes, i did. i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me. for more of the inside story visit shinglesinfo.com a high-school student their recent performed at the inauguration was killed in the park yesterday. riots at the high-school with details. we have just learned that school officials have canceled exams there were expected to take place today. existence are too upset to focus. the appearance also very upset. we're learned a she is a wonderful sweet and lady. she is well liked. she was still excited about going to washington d.c. a week or two ago. >> video shows her during happier times. >> to avoid the rain. that
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 8:00am PST
capitol hill. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords shows up to talk to lawmakers about gun violence as senators hear testimony on both sides of that heated issue. we don't usually talk about tornadoes in january, but some wicked weather moving through parts of the country. we'll take you to the hardest hit areas. also the case of boeing's bad a batteries, we will tell you what federal investigators are looking at now, asking the airplane maker for in light of the new problems with the 787 dreamliners. all of that and brick break as thbreaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. uma: dramatic testimony on capitol hill. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords speaking out against gun violence as the head of the nra called for better enforcement of gun laws already on the books. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now." i'm uma pemmaraju in for jenna lee. jon: welcome, i'm jon skofplt scott. gabrielle giffords who survived a gunshot to the head appearing at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the deadly school shooting in connecticut. sh
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00am PST
how he is a gun owner. he and gabrielle giffords are both gun owners and believe in the second amendment and right to bear arms but there needs to be a conversation about gun violence. he talked about the need for better background checks in this country and eliminating restrictions on data. i want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash who is in the hearing room. one of the things we heard about a few minutes ago was about going after straw purchasers. could you explain to our viewers what exactly are straw purchasers and this is an area of legislation where there might be some accomplishment? >> reporter: if you listen to the line of questioning that the chairman patrick leahy is going through, you sort of see kind of the wheels churning and the outlines of potential legislation that he might be thinking it. it's all focused on background checks and making sure that guns are not in the hands of the wrong people. he talks about straw purchasers. he's effectively talking about the fact that if you own a gun and you sell it to me, it doesn't necessarily have
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
senators had their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, this time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the real solution to gun violence
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 2:35am EST
giffords that may have overshadowed everything else. gabrielle giffords served as a painful reminder of the effects of gun violence. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. >> reporter: an emotional appeal for her former colleagues in congress to do what they can to prevent another tragedy. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: the nra said the focus should not be on new laws. >> we need to enforce the thousand of gun laws already on the books. >> reporter: it is the mass shootings that capture the nation's attention, but every day the gun violence in the u.s. continues. last week, chicago teenager, was in washington for president obama's inauguration. she was gunned down in a park just a few blocks from her school. the apparent innocent victim of a gang war. president obama made gun control a priority for his second term, pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that will limit number of round in a magazine clip, renew a ban on so-called assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun purchases. the nra says it is no longer on board
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
senators had their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, th time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the real solution to gun violence
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